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Celestron Heavy Duty Alt-Azimuth Telescope, Binocular Tripod 93607

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AR Written on August 6, 2011
Used for long range target shooting and scoring. I have ysed several others, this is the best, even in windy conditions.
Pros: Easy Setup. Very stable
Cons: None...
Would recommend: Yes
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It is ok

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on February 8, 2011
it was very easy to setup but it doesn't go a full 180 degrees to view the night sky....
Would recommend: Yes
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Good value for the money

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on April 10, 2010
C5 / C130 type of scope will reach limits of this mount. The mount is limited by quite small angle range when rotating. The parts can break or misalign easily. Max height not exciting. Still it's a good practical mount with quite good load and easy set up and slow precise motion.
Pros: Price
Cons: Not so rigid...
Would recommend: Yes
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Works for me

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 11, 2009
I really like this tripod and it works great for my Ultima 80. It looks like its not as good for heavier telescopes though but it works for mine. I highly recommend it

Pros: Great for the Ultima 80...
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron 93607 Alt-Azimuth tripod

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on December 2, 2009
Generally a very good value. I would like more worm drive travel range on both axis. One of the fine motion cable set screws broke off in my hand. A larger diameter set screw would help.
Pros: Inexpensive, able to handle large SCTs up to 8"
Cons: Poor quality on some hardware components...
Would recommend: Yes
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Tripod for spotting telescope

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on November 22, 2009
I live in Hawaii and use my spotting telescope to look at things in the ocean. There's normally a lot of wind and I needed a tripod to reduce movement. This tripod should work out fine.
Pros: Stable for light telescopes...
Would recommend: Yes
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Terrestrial 5 star, Celestial 2 star

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, OK Written on December 27, 2008
With a C130 Mak at 9.25 lbs this seems to be pushing the limits of this mount. It is excellent until your altitude excedes about 75 degrees above the horizon then the fine adjusting goes out the window. You can adjust it to go to higher angles but it has issues lifting itself back from them even after tightening the axis nut. The noise, reminiscent to an aluminum extension ladder, can be overcome by placing insulating material (foam, cloth, etc.) into the legs. I suppose the height issue could be resolved with an adjustable chair but it would have to get very low to the ground. Other than for higher altitude celestial viewing I would recommend this as a good tripod for the price.
Pros: simple, sturdy
Cons: noisy, sensitive, short, altitude adjustment strength...
Would recommend: Yes
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Celestron Tripod 93607

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WI Written on December 24, 2008
I like it a lot for what I'm using it for, a Celestron wideview 102. It matches well, and makes more sense than the $300 tripod recomended by another dealer. Good choice for casual viewing, a very serios astronomer has more money to spend.
Pros: Price, stability
Cons: Slow motion controls a little sloppy...
Would recommend: Yes
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Good grab n' go tripod

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on August 20, 2008
Let's put a few things in perspective.

I think it's unfair that this tripod gets bad reviews for a variety of reasons. First of all, this tripod is NOT intended for use with any kind of binoculars. Yes, Celestron is very wrong to recommend this tripod for use with their binos but common sense, a little research, and an IQ higher than 50 will tell you that, if you need a tripod for your binoculars, you need something that can be raised above your height.

I thought I was going to find a bunch of plastic but I was pleasantly surprised. This tripod is very well constructed and it is steady. I only bought this tripod to go with my grab n' go telescope (a 102 mm short tube refractor) for those week days when I wanted to observe. Don't get me wrong, I love my big scopes but during the week I don't have the time to mess with an equatorial mount so I need something I can press into service at a momments notice.

If you are new to astronomy and don't want to mess with an equatorial mount or if you need a simple but steady grab n' go mount then this is for you. If you are buying an $80 mount expecting it to perform like the more expensive ones, if you are trying to mount a huuuuge reflector or if you are getting it to go with yout binoculars then you seriously need an IQ test.

I'm not giving it 5 start because the altitude axis is only adjustable with a wrench, which gets old fast. C'mon Celestron, would it kill you to add an extra tension knob?????
Pros: nicely built, stur...
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Celestron tripod 93607

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MN Written on March 4, 2008
I received this tripod along with my c130 scope for about $50.00 extra,This makes it a fantastic value for the money. At the regular retail of $89.00 I would still call it a good value.
Pros: Good solid mount for scopes 12 lbs and under
Cons: none...
Would recommend: Yes
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